Relationship counselling

What is Relationship counselling?

Everyone yearns for a relationship that is meaningful and satisfying. We desire companionship that can grow into a deeper connection that will survive the storms of life to bring us comfort, contentment and security. 

Relationship counselling, whether in the context of marriage or partnerships, offers people in relationships the opportunity to explore and address inter-personal concerns in a safe environment. For relationships to flourish, regular maintenance and intentional goals allow for growth and create relationships where healthy communication, respect, intimacy and compromise are valued. A registered counsellor can assist those in relationships who may be experiencing conflict, to identify concerns and equip them with the tools and knowledge to work together towards change. Relationship counselling helps to resolve new conflicts, as well as deep-rooted, long-standing ones.

The benefits of Relationship counselling:

Resolve miscommunication:

The counsellor serves as a mediator to allow each person to freely speak their mind and express their thoughts and feelings. This process helps to restore communication and improve understanding in an effort to build a healthy relationship.  

Improve family life:

Relationship counselling assists individuals to cope with disagreements by finding the root of their problems and identifying healthy ways to communicate without causing distress and harm to their children. 

Heal old wounds and strengthen bonds:

Relationship counselling can heal old hurts by breaking the cycle and changing the narrative around old wounds. A counsellor will help individuals within a relationship or partnership to reflect on their past experiences, feelings and thoughts through a different lens, in order to move past their resentment and feel trustful of each other again. In this way, those within the relationship can leave their unresolved issues, resentment or anger in the past, and move forward to a healthier and happier relationship. 

When to seek relationship counselling:

  1. Poor communication which causes frequent conflict
  2. Feelings of boredom or numbness about your relationship
  3. Wanting to learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy way
  4. Having the same fight repeatedly without resolution
  5. A desire to improve your relationship
  6. Feeling like your needs are not being met
  7. Managing child-rearing issues that cause strain on your relationship
  8. Infidelity or betrayal 
  9. Considering a divorce or wondering if you should break up
  10. A desire to set a strong foundation before marriage (premarital counseling)
  11. Substance abuse or addiction

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